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Shana Ritter

Guest host of WFIU's "Profiles", Researcher for the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at the Indiana University School of Education

Recent posts by Shana

November 16, 2008


Animal Welfare Activist Dan Mathews

Dan Mathews is the senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and is known for heading PETA’s most controversial and attention-getting campaigns. He spoke with host Shana Ritter.

September 28, 2008


Judy Norsigian, Author and Women’s Health Activist

Judy Norsigian is the executive director and a founder of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves. She speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women’s health concerns and has served on the board of the National Women’s Health Network for fourteen years and currently serves as a board member for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. Norsigian spoke with host Shana Ritter.

August 25, 2008


Rob Stone, Physician and Health Care Reform Activist

Rob Stone, M.D., is the director of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan and assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He spoke with Shana Ritter.

August 17, 2008


Storyteller and Actress Gladys Devane

Gladys F. DeVane, a retired associate clinical professor, taught in the Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Kelley School of Business. A storyteller and actress, she is active in community theater, and has participated in several mainstage productions and numerous storytelling and stage-reading projects. She spoke with Shana Ritter.

June 22, 2008


Doug Bauder, Coordinator of GLBT Support Services, Indiana University

<br />Doug Bauder is the director of the Office of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Support Services at Indiana University. He has also served a wide range of churches and youth services. He spoke with Shana Ritter.

May 25, 2008


Sociologist and IU Professor Bernice Pescosolido

<br />Bernice A. Pescosolido is distinguished Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. Her research encompasses three areas: health care services, stigma associated with people who have mental illnesses, and suicide research. Shana Ritter hosts.

February 3, 2008


Figurative Painter Wayne Manns

Figurative painter Wayne Manns is known for his use of bold colors and Brazilian style artwork. He has overseen many exhibits at the Kinsey Institute and worked with at-risk youth to create an award winning mural of Rosa Parks. He spoke with Shana Ritter.

January 20, 2008


First Lady of Indiana University Laurie Burns McRobbie

<br />IU First Lady Laurie McRobbitalk about the use of information technology in higher education and advanced networking for research and learning. McRobbie is now the executive director of Internet2, the nation’s top networking consortium. She spoke with Shana Ritter.

May 20, 2007


Poet Eugene Gloria

<br />Award winning poet Eugene Gloria was raised in San Francisco and currently teaches Creative Writing at DePauw University. His work can be seen in a variety of different publications, including the North American Review.

February 11, 2007


Poet Richard Newman

<br />Raised in southern Indiana, poet Richard Newman now teaches at Washington University and St. Louis Community College. Many of his poems have been highlighted on The Writer’s Almanac.

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